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    neither. They wouldn't be allowed to take Amrit.
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    what I have seen in the gay section of any society is they think the faiths they want should alter their fundamental requirements to accomodate their lifestyles etc however this is total opposite attitude the faith adherents inculcate they come from a point of nimrata and longing , willing to sacrifice comforts and ease to serve their faith and Akal Purakh. Any mention of discarding extra martital sex is an anathaema to them , and they often distort the teaching to justify their lifestyles not seeing that losing kaam, krodh ahankar , etc as positives for life . No doubt there are a small minority who can and do change and sacrifice their sexlife a become behingam to serve the Guru ji and I have no problems with that but it is literally handfuls amongst thousands . The transgender people can choose what they like but the Guru's rehit is atal , they can serve the panth in their new form and do sewa etc but on a mental/emotional level they have rejected Guru ji's wisdom so deeply and let their haumai rule . If we can reject a mona for amrit because he/she rejects hukam of kesh in fact they are considered patit what level would you consider someone who alters his/her physical form in every possible way ?
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    I'm not being harsh lol, im speaking from history. There's a rigorous process to who gets amrit, in the ye olden days they used to do alot of looking into the person. If the person was a muslim the Nihangs used to make them eat pork to fully to prove they weren't muslim anymore (spies and such). Things like transgenderism (gender dysphoria) would be and is a mental disorder. Can you imagine a dude, dressing up as a Singhni? We're meant to accept Hukam, not tell people God made a mistake in giving us this gender.
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    Oh come on man, why are you being a <banned word filter activated> artist? Admit it, it was Fatima wasn't it posing as a Sikh and now you will convert to Islam and so on... Get a life Mohammad, also tell your Prophet to get one as well.
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    Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh! Lets suppose that I am a "transgender Sikh" who was originally biologically male but now identify as a female. Lets assume that I receive "Khand Di Phaul", which is the official initiation into the Khalsa Panth. Would I then call myself a Singh or a Kaur? What does Gurbani or Rehat have to say on this?
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    Posted on Gurmatbibek. A good article I came across from sikh24.com. Sri Guru Sahib jee started this great tradition off many hundreds of years ago known as Guru-Kaa-Langar where all come to sit together. Why you should sit on the floor while eating Author: Pavitra Sampath In many Indian households you will find that people sit on the floor and eat their meals. While most of us have embraced the table and chair as a place to eat, there are those of us who prefer to sit in front of the TV and/or sit on the bed and eat. While this might be very comfortable, it might not necessarily be the best thing for your health. Our ancestors definitely had a plan when they made sure we sit on the floor, cross legged and ate our food. Here are 10 reasons going back to your roots is the best for your health. 1) Helps improve your digestion: When you sit on the floor, you usually sit cross legged – an aasan known as sukhaasan or a half padmasna which are poses that help in digestion (since it is believed that when one sits in this pose in front of food it automatically signals your brain to prepare for digestion). Apart from that when you eat from a plate placed on the floor, you will have to naturally bend forward slightly and go back to your starting position to swallow. This constant back and forth movement causes the muscles of your abdomen to be activated and also leads to increased secretion of stomach acids – making it much easier for you to digest food. 2) Helps you lose weight: Sitting on the floor and eating has significant weight loss benefits too. When you sit in this position, your brain automatically calms down and is better equipped to focusing on the food you eat. Moreover this position helps you cognate the amount of food you have eaten and helps you feel full faster. How does that work? Well, the main reason people overeat is because they do not know when they are full. This happens because the vagus nerve (the main nerve that transmits signals from the stomach to the brain) sends signals to the brain as you eat, telling it if you are satiated or not. When you sit on the floor this nerve is able to perform better and transmit signals more efficiently. Also, since this position makes you eat slower than you would while sitting on a table, it gives your stomach and brain time to cognate the signals of feeling full{2}, thereby preventing overeating and binging. 3) Makes you more flexible: When you squat or sit in padmasana, the muscles in your lower back, pelvis, around your stomach and those of the upper and lower abdomen stretch – reducing pain and discomfort. This, in turn helps your digestive system relax and stay in a normal position. Moreover, this position does not compress your stomach in anyway helping you eat and digest better. Moreover, the regular stretching of these essential muscles also helps make you more flexible and healthy. 4) Aids in mindful eating: When you sit on the floor and eat as a family it aids in mindful eating. Not only does it help you focus on your food, but it also helps you make better choices when you eat. Since your mind is calm and your body is ready to accept nutrition, sitting on the floor is the best way to eat the right amount and kinds of food. According to leading nutritionist, Rujuta Diwekar, eating food while concentrating on every aspect of the food – its smell, taste, texture and how much you are eating is the key to losing weight – which is what sitting on the floor and eating gives you. 5) Helps you bond with your family: Usually the practice of sitting on the floor and eating is a family activity. This time is great for you to bond. One of the reasons sitting on the floor is better at helping you bond is because it leads to a calm and happy mind – helping you listen more intently and peacefully. 6) Improves your posture: Posture is very important when it comes to staying healthy. Good posture not only helps prevent injuries but it also reduces the chances of excessive strain on certain muscles and joints, which can lead to fatigue and quicker than normal wear and tear. When you sit on the floor your posture is automatically corrected, making your back straight, lengthening your spine and pushes back your shoulders – beating all the common aches and pains that come with bad posture. 7) Can make you live longer: Sounds a bit unbelievable right? Well, it’s true, sitting on the floor and eating can actually help you live longer. A study published in the Journal European Journal of Preventive Cardiology{2} found that people who sat on the floor in padmasana and were able to get up without any support were more likely to live longer. This is because being able to get up from that position takes a considerable amount of flexibility and lower body strength. The study found that those who were not able to get up without support were at the risk of being 6.5 times more likely to die in the next six years. 8) Lubricates and keeps your knees and hip joint healthy: According to PS Venkateshwara, author of the book Yoga for Healing {3}, padmasana and sukhasana is one pose that has health benefits for your entire body. Not only does it help your digestive system function better, but it also helps keep your joints supple, flexible and less prone to injuries and degenerative diseases like arthritis and osteoporosis. That is because the constant bending of the knees, ankles and hip joint helps keep them flexible and free of diseases. And with flexibility comes better lubrication between the joints making it much easier to sit on the floor. 9) Relaxes the mind and calms the nerves: Sukhaasan and padmasana or the cross legged way one sits on the floor while eating has a number of benefits, and one of its most significant ones is that it calms the mind and relaxes frazzled nerves. A very handy tool, it is believed in Ayurveda that eating with a calm mind helps better digestion and in some cases has even helped people relish food better. 10) Strengthens the heart by improving circulation: Have you ever noticed that when you eat, you tend to feel warmer and in some cases even sweat? Well, that is because when we eat our stomach needs all the energy it can use to digest food. One of digestion’s most important element is a sound blood circulation. To keep up with this process, your heart tends to work overtime to help out your digestive system. Here is where sitting on the floor and eating can help you out. When you sit on the floor your heart gets the benefits of circulation as the blood is easily pumped through the heart to all the organs needed for digestion. This is in contrast to the pattern of circulation when you sit on a dining table and chair, wherein the blood flows to the legs as they are lower than the heart. Therefore sitting on the floor and eating, affords you a healthy heart with strong muscles to help it cope with the pressures of daily life.
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    It is dowry by any other name. Your final paragraph, all the above. Do they want to make the brides life easier - yes. Do they want to make the groom's family happy - yes. Could they be using this as a way of currying other favours in the future - possibly. Should you express your disatisfaction regarding this - you can possibly tell your wife that you might not be happy with this. However , the caveat is her Indian thinking might think that you are jealous because your sandu is getting cash and prizes and you and your family got diddly squat. You cannot stop your in-laws giving cash and prizes but if you express your disatisfaction it may not be well received or appreciated.
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    Considering that ‘Khande di pahul’ was only ever given to men & intended for men only your question is null and void according to maryada of Budha Dal & Hazur Sahib where even women are not given ‘Khande di Pahul’ if you are a kusra and want amrit your better of trying 1 of the ‘modern’ man made jathas with man made maryada.... they give amrit to anyone
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    Brave and Gujerati are not two words you would put together normally. My dad got caught up in the riots. Beating up goreh wasn't a thing only in the 1970's, it was happening in the 60's as well. My dad in the 1960's was a Featherstone boy and he used to go to fight some of the white boys in Dormers Wells. Being jumped by 7-8 white boys was not unusual. Even my grandfather's generation were not particularly passive either. They were a hard working, hard drinking and hard living bunch. My grandfather and his cousins got into many alterations (they used to play hockey and those sticks came in handy.) Though my dad was not a big fan of the Southall Black Sisters, he thought they were a bunch of trouble makers. That was a different era and different type of people. That was in the days when there used to be a community spirit.
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    that's transphobia there mate, the internet police are coming. I have no problem with trans or even gay folk, they're human beings and deserve the same compassion we give our loved ones.
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    Sexuality is different from Transgender-ism, Gay folk aren't trying to tell people God made a mistake with their body. Comparing Cancer to gender mismatch is like comparing a knife wound to an orange. Cancer can be treated, Cancer patients don't tell people that God made a mistake. They accept it and move on. Transgenders tell people God made a mistake with their gender, they're not willing to accept their body, how can you even argue that feelings such as that are in line with Gurmat. That is from Rehit, These checks were always conducts by the highest Mahapurkhs. You can look through Gurbani about accept yourself for how you are, even if you're disfigured. What's so unique about transgenders that they can't accept that their gender is the one God gave them. It was always classified as a mental disorder, only recently when the PC police arrived that people started taking that out. Trasngenderism is caused by an imbalance in the brain, the Khalsa is the saroop of the Guru. Of course they would make sure the ones who enter into it are able to uphold it without any problems. In alot of cases? Don't exaggerate. Women aren't allowed into the Panj for a valid reason, Mahapurkhs like Sant Jarnail Singh Ji all said women aren't allowed in, Woman already give birth (physical) while men give spiritual birth. There's equality. Just like God gave women a method of birth and involvement in the panth, God also gave men a role too. The Hijra were always around since the time of the Gurus, yet no record of one being inaugurated into the Panth. To argue that a social issue that was around back then is somehow a "modern" development is an insult to the all seeing eye of the Guru. Don't get me wrong, If they want to join that's fine. But they can't call themselves transgender or start telling people God made a mistake. They'll be given the surname Singh if biologically male and Kaur if otherwise a female.
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    Lol. Saw this while sitting on the floor eating. Maybe I could have chosen something other than a giant bowl of butterfinger ice cream, but cheers.
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    Nice insults like usual. Veer ji...this has been known for a long time. Welcome to the table. Edit: bah I quoted jkvlondons quote of jagsaw.
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    If you aren't trolling. Not placing bets on that. That is like a sick man feeling unworthy of medicine. Do your paath. Explain to the poor girl what happened and set proper boundaries. Vaheguru saw that coming a mile away so there's no hiding. Redouble your commitment and learn and grow.
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    Yes jagsaw. I post all hours. In between being at the Air Force base, the Dojo and my civilian job. You regularly drop many points that you can't refute away with an insult smoke screen. I have no problem with socialism. Google apparently links that to the crab mentality though that you exemplify, which seemed oddly apt. I enjoy being here so I come often. You might think that's pathetic, but then again some might say being banned however many times and still coming is pathetic. Especially when you still demonstrate the krodi, ahankar and haumai that bought you the bans. As someone who says they wish to protect the khalsa image I don't find your personal example very compelling. You choose to ignore a prominent "khalsa" trying to ban kirpan to wage your war on Jagmeet Singh Ji's engagement. You can suggest I kill myself, I wont. Or demean me, that's fine as it will only help kill my ego, but do you want to own those words in your book and carry that burden? Which one of these crabs embodies telling someone to kill themself? Which one talks their brother back off the ledge? Which do you want to be? I'm a crab too veer ji or I wouldn't be here. The panj chor knock at my door daily. We have an opportunity however in this barrel, to uplift each other. I don't expect much from your response. No worries. Feel free to lash out, latch on to a key phrase and willfully ignore the rest. Much love.
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    I know I am messing with fire here but I cannot resist: S-<banned word filter activated>. U-Ugly (who knows what's under the hijab). L- Lecherous (so she can get her fanatical brothers over by using you as a sponsorship conduit). I- Islamic, in word and deed.
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    Huperson, is an unacceptable manifestation of patriarchy to the esteemed Prime Minister, who doesn't like the word "son" in Canada's national anthem. Don't anybody tell him that Sikhs worship Akal Purakh.
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    womandeep? Report to the re-education center comrade.
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    Comically Jagsaw-Singh I realise a lot more than you think I do. Sometimes the 3rd party in any election can end up being the most important Party especially when coalitions come into play. Remember the Liberal Democrats in the last General Election? (although that didn’t end well for them but that’s another topic). Also there is a big difference between legalise and decriminalise. By decriminalising some drugs you end up removing the exploitation and crime that is adjoinined with drug dealing and smuggling industry. What this means is you are pushing for the lesser evil in eradicating drugs and problems associated with it from society. That in no way means that you support drug use. You are wrong about Jagmeet Singh he entered Politics to counter the Uncles who were in bed with the Indian Government. He was fed up with the double standards of then Uncles who were were so called Sikh Leaders but never spoke up on Sikh Human Rights issues. The NDP were the only Party who listened and promised to deliver so naturally this was the Party of his choice. This catipulted Jagmeet Singh into mainstream politics and at the same time gave the NDP a new lease of life with far more supporters. I just don’t get what your problem is with him!
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    maybe put a single layer of your keshki over the ear then this will prevent outer dumalla movement creating a friction cut , it works like those antiblister socks with two thin layers which can slide against each other so skin doesn't get rubbed and irritated.
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    Mind if you can elaborate on this penji? ਸਉਦੇ ਵਾਹੁ ਵਾਹੁ ਉਚਰਹਿ ਉਠਦੇ ਭੀ ਵਾਹੁ ਕਰੇਨਿ ॥ While falling asleep they chant, ""Waaho! Waaho!"", and when waking, they chant, ""Waaho!"" as well. p313
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    Mind if you can elaborate on this penji?
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    If you pray at night before sleeping especially the last hour then you will be praying all night in your sleep as well without knowing it. yes so you must have been praying all night.
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    It's a blessing. It is a sign of God's grace. You should increase (or start) your prayer and mediation: ਕਬੀਰ ਸੁਪਨੈ ਹੂ ਬਰੜਾਇ ਕੈ ਜਿਹ ਮੁਖਿ ਨਿਕਸੈ ਰਾਮੁ ॥ Kabeer, if someone utters the Name of the Lord even in dreams, ਤਾ ਕੇ ਪਗ ਕੀ ਪਾਨਹੀ ਮੇਰੇ ਤਨ ਕੋ ਚਾਮੁ ॥੬੩॥ I would make my skin into shoes for his feet. ||63|| ਅਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਕੀਰਤਨ ਗੁਟਕਾ: ਪੰਨਾ ੫੫੪ ਪੰ. ੫ Salok Bhagat Kabir
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    Pen Jee, for sure it is a blessing, for as yourself say, and most of us know by experience, how hard is to be a religious person . Nobody can worship Him, without His bhaana, His hukum. Regarding the option of death, it is sure we have to die one day, so even if one has to die soon as per any interpretation, even then we should be thankful to Wahiguru, that, even at our last moments, He allows us to devote Him in our minds, being it though an Ardas or His Simran. But then, why wait for the last moments, who knows of our conditions at that time. It would be better, if we could devote ourselves to Him on a daily basis. If one has been learning to swim for quite a while, and suddenly one is thrown/pushed in the pool, one can swim safely. But one has not practiced swimming, and is suddenly thrown, one may get drowned. Similarly, if we do His bhakti regularly, and we are about to die without any signs, then as we are used to it, it does not make much difference, as we are used to focus on Him in natural manner, we may get the grip of His simran and get crossed across the bhavsagar, but in any case by His kirpa at all times. Sat Sree Akal
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    To be honest it's not a rule that is really followed nowadays. I have seen countless Taksali's wearing another colour, no one says anything. People shouldnt identify you as Taksali they should identify you as a Khalsa. That way they wont make an argument out of the topic.
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    If you don't believe in that rehat then dont worry. Dont want to start a controversial debate but historic paintings portay Guru Ji wearing red. If anyone says anything just ignore them. Dont argue with fools. Fools are those who bring up such issues when they dont practice naam jaap or seva.
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    DIFFERENCES BETWEEN RELIGION AND SPIRITUALITY(RUHANIYAT) ▪ Religion is not just one, there are hundreds. ▪ Spirituality is one. ▪ Religion is for those who sleep. ▪ Spirituality is for those who are awake. ▪ Religion is for those who need someone to tell them what to do and want to be guided. ▪ Spirituality is for those who pay attention to their inner voice. ▪ Religion has a set of dogmatic rules. ▪ Spirituality invites us to reason about everything, to question everything. ▪ Religion threatens and frightens. ▪ Spirituality gives inner peace. ▪ Religion speaks of sin and guilt. ▪ Spirituality says, "learn from error". ▪ Religion represses everything and in some cases it is false. ▪ Spirituality transcends everything, it brings you closer to your truth! ▪ Religion speaks of a God; It is not God. ▪ Spirituality is everything and, therefore, it is in God. ▪ Religion invents. ▪Spirituality finds. ▪ Religion does not tolerate any question. ▪Spirituality questions everything. ▪ Religion is human, it is an organization with men's rules. ▪ Spirituality is Divine, without human rules. ▪ Religion is the cause of divisions. ▪Spirituality unites. ▪ Religion is looking for you to believe. ▪ Spirituality you have to look for it to believe. ▪ Religion follows the precepts of a sacred book. ▪ Spirituality seeks the sacred in all books. ▪ Religion feeds on fear. ▪ Spirituality feeds on trust and faith. ▪ Religion lives in thought. ▪ Spirituality lives in Consciousness. ▪ Religion deals with doing. ▪ Spirituality has to do with the Self. ▪ Religion feeds the ego. ▪ Spirituality drives to transcend. ▪ Religion makes us renounce the world to follow a God. ▪ Spirituality makes us live in God, without renouncing us. ▪ Religion is a cult. ▪ Spirituality is meditation. ▪ Religion fills us with dreams of glory in paradise. ▪ Spirituality makes us live the glory and paradise here and now. ▪ Religion lives in the past and in the future. ▪ Spirituality lives in the present. ▪ Religion creates cloisters in our memory. ▪ Spirituality liberates our Consciousness. ▪ Religion makes us believe in eternal life. ▪ Spirituality makes us aware of Eternal Life. ▪ Religion promises life after death. ▪ Spirituality is to find God within during life and death. -We are not human beings who go through a spiritual experience.- -We are spiritual beings that we go through a human experience.- * Keeping all the above points in mind, it can be very well said that: Sikhee´s purpose is to make us conscious spiritually wise. Sat Sree Akal.
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    ------------------------------------------------------------------ A girl by name Joyce went to school in the neighboring village where she wasn't known well. For three weeks, she came to school late and every time the teacher punished her. On the fourth week, Joyce didn't attend school at all, and many thought she had GIVEN UP on school due to the everyday punishment. However, Joyce reported again on fifth week, and this time she came earlier than everybody. When the teacher came to class, Joyce was punished for not attending school the previous week, but the teacher was also kind enough to commend her for coming early that day, stating that the punishments had finally yielded some results. Just then, Joyce asked if she could say something and the teacher gave her permission. She started : "I've been raised up by a single mother without a brother or a sister. Five weeks ago, my mother fell ill and was hospitalized. The three weeks I came late, I had to prepare something for her every morning and pass by the hospital to deliver the same. Unfortunately, mother passed away last week and that's the reason I didn't come to school. We buried her last Friday. Today I came early since I didn't have to prepare anything, or even pass by the hospital. And now that she is gone, I will always be here early'' As she sat down, no one in the whole class was able to hold their tears, the teacher was not spared either. Lesson: How many times do we judge others for things we know not? We ask questions like: - When will you get married? - When will you have kids? - When will you find a job? -When will you buy a car? -When will you build a house? etc.... Do we attempt to understand their situations or we just judge from the case scenarios? Some situations are not relative and what we think could be very far from the truth. Don't assume you know what others go through or that people move in the same pace or direction as you Life is far from that.. Just be kind enough to love one another as God has commanded, take time and kindly find out why your friend is not phoning, why your messages are not being replied promptly, why they haven't visited, why someone is missing in our midst as a colleague, friend, brother or sister, why someone is always late etc Be kind always. Be nice to others.
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    They found the dudes but they're dangerous and the police don't want none. So they probably laughed about it with the guys. Eerily similar to my own experience in that way.
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    I don't doubt you're right. I trust you. On the off chance I threw them 10 seconds of typed advice. I wasn't very clear. What I mean was "On the off chance you aren't trolling, which I highly doubt, and would not place a bet on..."